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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Drunken driver killed off-duty cop – Settlement of Policy Limits plus $14,500 (access required)

On July 22, 2017, the plaintiff, a 45-year-old off-duty police officer, and two friends rode their bicycles to a nearby bar and grill for dinner and drinks. At approximately 10:45 p.m., they headed home walking with their bicycles, crossing Cedar ...

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Teen died after failure to diagnose bacterial endocarditis – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

In February 2017, a 16-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, presented to his primary care physician’s office with a chief complaint of coughing up blood after approximately two weeks of sickness. His symptoms also included fever, weakness, congestion, and coughing. ...

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Motorcyclist thrown on uneven roadway, run over – $3.175 Million Settlement (access required)

Claims against operators of two concurrent roadway construction projects on Interstate 495. Paving contractor milled three lanes of I-495, leaving a two-inch ledge between lanes three and four. Temporary Traffic Control contractor blocked off all three milled lanes in the ...

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Man lived one day after burning from explosion – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-148] Type of action: Wrongful ...

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Man died after 90 percent burns in flash fire – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning over 90 percent of his body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-147] Type ...

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Man died while anesthesiologist was called to handle two different patients – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

This case involved the wrongful death of a 32-year-old man who was survived by his mother and adult brother. The individual anesthesiologist was nonsuited and the case proceeded to trial against his employer at the time of the events, Sheridan ...

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Man who shot another during argument claimed self-defense – $255,000 Settlement (access required)

On Mother’s Day 2015, the decedent drove to his home in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter, he was confronted by the defendant who alleged the decedent had driven too fast through the neighborhood and almost hit his dogs. The defendant had ...

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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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